Laura Falls made partner at Addleshaw Goddard in Edinburgh
Addleshaw Goddard (AG) has announced that corporate lawyer Laura Falls will become its newest partner in Scotland as part of the firm’s largest ever partner promotion round.
She will join the partnership from 1 May, part of a 20-strong promotion round which will bring the firm’s total global partner headcount to over 340 from 1 May, 2022.
Ms Falls, who is based in the firm’s Edinburgh office, joined AG in 2007 and specialises in mainstream M&A and private equity transactions. She has been a key part of the corporate team’s growth in since AG entered the Scottish market in 2017. She also has a focus on the private equity space, with AG having one of the largest specialist teams of PE lawyers in the UK.
AG moved into Scotland in 2017 and has enjoyed double-digit income growth in every year since then, with the firm’s headcount in Scotland rising by more than 10 per cent over the past year. It has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen among 17 locations globally.
Welcoming the firm’s new partners, John Joyce, Addleshaw Goddard managing partner, said: “We are pursuing a very active recruitment drive across all our offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and whilst that ongoing recruitment is an important part of our growth strategy, equally important is our providing opportunities to home grown talent.
“I am therefore very pleased to announce these promotions. Each individual has our congratulations and very best wishes. They have all demonstrated exceptionally high levels of performance and potential and we have no doubt that they will continue to play important roles in the future as leaders of our business.”
He added: “We are proud this year once again of the gender balance across our internal partner appointments, with 10 of the 20 appointments being women.”